Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Exploring the Commandments Part 3-God


For the backstory of what this blog series is on and why it has been written, check out part 1 and part 2 of the series. The original list of all 613 commandments in their textual order that I used came from the site Hebrew4Christians. <http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Taryag/taryag.html>  

My first category of commandments involves God. We are to only serve God and love Him with everything we got. We are to remember that He is one God and not use His name flippantly. We are to bless God after we eat and pray daily to Him. We are to recite the Shema daily too. For more information on the Shema, check it out here. There are many more commandments concerning God, but my goal is not to cover each one in great detail, but look at the overarching category. We should not sin, but when we do, we are to agree with God on our sin and repent.

# 1 Commandments Concerning God: When I sorted the commandments, I came up with 18 about God and 14 about consecrating things to God.

1.      There is one God. One. We only serve Him. (Exodus 20:2-3, Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

2.      We aren’t to improperly use His name (Exodus 20:7, Exodus 22:27, Leviticus 22:32)

3.      Recite the Shema daily: (Deuternonomy 6:5 and 6:7)

         a)      Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One. Blessed be the Name of His glorious kingdom forever and ever. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be in your heart. And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

4.      Bless God after eating. (Deut. 8:10)

5.      Pray daily to God. (Deut. 10:20)

6.      Fear God, don’t sin, and if you do, agree with God that you’ve sinned and repent. Figure out what God doesn’t like and don’t do it. (Deuteronomy 10:20, Numbers 5:7, Leviticus 27:28)

7.      Set apart the first born as holy and 1/10th of your herds (goods) (Exodus 13:2, Leviticus 27:32)
 
Parsons, John J.. "Taryag Mitzvot 613 Commandments of Torah." Hebrew4Christians. Web. 2004. <http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Articles/Taryag/taryag.html>.
 

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